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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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October 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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As October began, WomenSafe, a Middlebury-based nonprofit that helps victims of domestic abuse, made public their most ambitious fundraising effort in the 32-year history of the organization. It sought $1.2 million to purchase and renovate its new headquarters, and for a reserve fund to help the nonprofit pay for long-term maintenance of those headquarters. The organization had raised more than half of their goal by quietly collecting targeted donations before making the campaign public.

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September 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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As September opened the Mount Abraham Union board decided to ask Addison Northeast voters to approve a $35 million bond to overhaul the high school, with big ticket items to include more gym space, a bigger lobby and main office, better ventilation, and renovations to the science classrooms, library, auditorium and locker rooms, plus a laundry list of mandated items and other improvements. The board scheduled a vote for Nov. 2.

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August 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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On Aug. 1 the Ferrisburgh selectboard signed a $337,500 purchase and sale agreement to sell the town-owned 34.91-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A to Monkton malt maker Andrew Peterson. Peterson hopes to move his business, which processes a major beer ingredient for Vermont microbrewers, from a Monkton barn to the site. The board just hopes the deal, which was pending at year’s end, closes — unlike two previous sales, both of which fell through.

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July 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
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As July opened it became public that longtime Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs would retire in August. Gibbs served the town in its police department for 31 years, beginning in 1986 and taking over as its leader in 1997.

Also in Bristol, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teachers and support staff ratified a new two-year deal that would give them pay hikes, but require them to chip in more for the cost of the health insurance benefits.

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June 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board decided against moving 6th grade instruction into Middlebury Union Middle School, beginning in the fall. A majority of the panel agreed with Superintendent Peter Burrows’ opinion that such a move would be imprudent at a time when the school district is still adjusting to the major changes of consolidated governance and the transition to an International Baccalaureate Program.

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May 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater drew a full house on May 11 for a real-life drama — discussion of the potential economic and environmental impacts of the impending $52 million replacement of downtown Middlebury’s Main Street and Merchants Row rail bridges. The Vermont Agency of Transportation sponsored the public hearing, at which numerous downtown property owners, merchants and residents voiced concern about how the projected three years of construction might affect commerce, tourism, quality of life, nearby historic structures and the adjacent Otter Creek.

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April 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Addison Central School District board in April briefly toyed with the notion of having Middlebury Union Middle School absorb the ACSD’s 6th-grade population. Some touted the move as a way of better integrating the International Baccalaureate program into ACSD schools. But the board ultimately balked at the idea, noting — among other things — that some of the ACSD’s seven elementary schools might not be able to survive the corresponding loss of students in a district already contending with declining enrollment.

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March 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
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February 2017 Year in Review

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January 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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On Jan. 1, 2017, the Vermont minimum wage increased from $9.60 to $10 an hour.

In a spot of good news to usher in the new year, the Otter Creek Audubon Society announced that its 2016 Christmas Bird Count tallied the highest numbers ever. Local birders identified 24,073 birds of 72 species. Fifteen bald eagles were counted — a record number. Later in the month, state Fish and Wildlife officials, announced near-record numbers of turkeys culled in 2016 plus very big numbers for bear and deer.

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